Lindsey-Rogers & Hopkins Street Historic Districts Expansion
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In June 2016, the Historic Preservation Commission directed that a report be prepared regarding the expansion of two existing historic districts: Lindsey-Rogers and Hopkins Street. HPC’s concerns in this area have been centered on how best to protect the integrity of the existing historic districts while appropriately accommodating new development.
On February 2, 2017, the report was presented to the HPC and the expansion boundaries were set.
A come and go Open House event was held on March 22, 2017 to provide an opportunity for the community to offer feedback on the proposed boundaries prior to the scheduled public hearings. Informational Boards were displayed which provided information on the HPC's Vision and 2017 Goals along with information on City processes in regards to historic preservation.
On June 8, a public hearing was held at a Special Called Historic Preservation Commission meeting. The HPC unanimously recommended approval of the Final Report and the expansion as proposed.
A public hearing was held at the June 13, 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting. The Commission recommended denial of the expansion (7-2) with the recommendation that a historic resources survey be conducted and that no zoning changes be considered in the proposed expansion boundary until the survey is completed.
The proposed expansion moved to a public hearing at City Council on July 5, 2017. The City Council postponed action until an updated survey has been completed.